The Youngest Science

Notes of a Medicine-Watcher
Author(s): Lewis Thomas
Original Publish Date: May 01, 1995
Product Number: EB00712651
Released: Apr 01, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101667071
Publisher: Penguin Books
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From the 1920s when he watched his father, a general practitioner who made housecalls and wrote his prescriptions in Latin, to his days in medical school and beyond, Lewis Thomas saw medicine evolve from an art into a sophisticated science. The Youngest Science is Dr. Thomas's account of his life in the medical profession and an inquiry into what medicine is all about--the youngest science, but one rich in possibility and promise. He chronicles his training in Boston and New York, his war career in the South Pacific, his most impassioned research projects, his work as an administrator in hospitals and medical schools, and even his experiences as a patient. Along the way, Thomas explores the complex relationships between research and practice, between words and meanings, between human error and human accomplishment, More than a magnificent autobiography, The Youngest Science is also a celebration and a warning--about the nature of medicine and about the future life of our planet.

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Author(s): Lewis Thomas
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Genre: Science
Product Number Z00628
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449882082

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